Elijah Burress, the son of NFL legend Plaxico Burress, has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a college football career at Notre Dame. Standing tall at 6 feet 1 inch, Elijah is currently a junior wide receiver at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey. His decision to commit to Notre Dame is a significant addition to the school’s already impressive recruiting class for 2025.
Notre Dame’s recruitment efforts have also secured Ivan Taylor, the son of former NFL player Ike Taylor and a cornerback. Ike Taylor was a teammate of Plaxico Burress during his time in the NFL, adding another connection between the two families and their love for the sport.
Plaxico Burress had an illustrious career in the NFL, playing for the Steelers, Giants, and Jets after attending Michigan State. One of his most memorable moments came when he caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII. He shared this achievement with his son Elijah on the field.
Elijah’s commitment to Notre Dame reflects the continuation of his family’s legacy in football, and his talent will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the team in years to come.